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The Nude Bomb (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  9 May 1980 (USA)
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Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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Storyline

An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Return of Maxwell Smart  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to 'Get Smart' writer-producer Leonard Stern, the idea of a "nude bomb" was forced on the writers by the producers. The original idea by the writers - who also wrote the original series - was for the villain to want to control the world by dressing everyone in his designer clothes. The film was supposed to be titled 'The Return of Maxwell Smart' but the producers thought the new title would draw more viewers. Because of many disagreements, the writers were not allowed on the set. See more »

Goofs

86's reflection momentarily disappears when one of his clones comes out of the cloning machine. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Smart: [having dropped the Chief off a bridge] Sorry about that, Chief.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »

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Followed by Get Smart (1995) See more »

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You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Bomb is definitely correct...
15 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As you watch the beginning credits of this movie, you'll see that this was based off of characters created by Mel Brooks. That's kind of misleading considering Maxwell Smart is the only character from the TV show to appear in the movie. Granted he may have been the Lead character, but the show had a hilarious cast of supporting characters whom probably could have given this movie a chance. I may even be generous saying that. The comedic timing is way off base, you can tell they tried to emulate Mel Brook's style but failed miserably. I wouldn't even recommend this to Die Hard fans of the show. Easily one of the worst TV to Big Screen movies ever made.


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